22 November 2009

I missed my era...













There is something about the style of the 40s and 50s. I truly think that I lived there in my past life~ How I would love to live in such a graceful, stylish era~

Happy Sunday mes amies,
bisous

all photos found here


32 comments:

trouvais.com said...

Bonjour! Love that you take a whole week for your birthday! I have snatched up whatever 40's inspired derivative I can find at Anthropologie or elsewhere. 3/4 sleeves, below the knee ruffle and button edged skirt, tweedy short jacket. Timeless, and evocative of those great old movies we all love. Happy Birthday, aren't sons great! Trish

Cathi said...

That era was truly fabulous style wise....you can still dress that way...hit up the vintage shops. We have quite a few where I live that have clothes from those eras. I used to have quite the collection as before I had kids I was planning to open a vintage clothing store....Happy Sunday, Kimberly!

Six divided by two..... said...

oh I totally agree!! I missed mine too. I love the 40's and the 50's!!!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Happy Sunday! I want all of those clothes...too bad clothes aren't as stylish anymore!

Ciara said...

Oh I HEAR you!

What is it about the 40's and 50's? I just love the idea that women always looked so elegantly turned out no matter what they had planned for the day...*sighs*

If only...

Jen R. said...

I feel that way about the 30's!!!

A-M said...

Me too.... and my favourite music station will always be the 'crooners' station. A-M xx

Aaron@CheapThrillsDecorating said...

It's hard to imagine living in an era where people wore suits and hats everywhere. That one lady is about to get on a plane in heels. On the one hand I think I would have loved it...on the other hand...I kind of love running to the grocery store in jeans and a t-shirt.

Ange said...

I can see you in the two red themed ones: either on a brilliant beach with a stylish hat - or blowing kisses from a fresh face graced with a splash of red lipstick! They were the roaring 40s and fabulous 50s ...yes! Very you ;-)

Lisa Holtzman said...

OMG, the 40's and 50's styles were the best! I have a collection of vintage clothes (and diner dishes!) that I adore. Great photos.

Jeanne said...

I say go for it! I am sure you have a style al your own based on this beautiful blog of yours. Seek and you shall find! Good luck!

Lori said...

I always said you were Grace Kelly! I adore your choices Kim ~ hope your Sunday with the boys is going wonderfully...

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I am old enough to slightly remember it.....oh well.

Bella said...

The fashions from that time are some of my favorites. I love the elegance. It's nice to see some of that coming back into style. You have a beautiful blog, by the way. :)

Mikal said...

Isn't it amazing how different pieces of the past speak to us... this is just beautiful!

Mikal

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

AMEN, sister Frenchie~
Just give me a hat with some sort of veil and waist-hugging dress (and a girdle, for cryin' out loud) and I am
good.
to.
go.

Where are you for the holiday?
oxoxox
Your Irish Twin (ha!),
L

Obee Designs said...

Your photos are so beautiful! I agree about living in that era. It must have been a wonderful time picking out an outfit to wear back then. Everyone was so chic and fashionable with their pencil skirts, high heels, gloves and hats. It was a very sexy,feminine era,not to mention respectful. Today very few people dress with such a passion and zest for style, class and decorum!! We can't go back but we sure can reminisce!!

Kristin said...

oh, beautiful...sigh...i'm also an old soul, longing for something gentler...

robinbird said...

every one of these images is perfect!! i used to think i missed my era as well. only in my mind it was the romance of the early 1900's. the victorian girls, fresh, lovely, full of secret passions and forbidden words. your birthday week, how wonderful! and a happy year ahead with your wonderful boys and the unfolding adventure of your photographic life!
xo

MiaNostalgia said...

I agree that the 40`s and 50`s was a very stylish period.

Congratulation so much on your birthday last week. Sounds like you had a great day whith a wonderful family and good friends :-)

Have a happy week.

Robin said...

Oh I wish I had a sliver of there style! I love the simple glamour of it all. Oh and the hair cuts, love them too.

Gaia said...

I love vintage clothes and that's my fav period at all! Audrey and Grace style!


I'm glad to announce that you won my Giveaway contest... I need your email address and I'll give it to Nadinoo that will send you immediately a discount code!

Congratulations!

Kasey said...

my husband tells me that i was born 50 years to early...
hmmm.i wonder what that's supposed to mean?
xo

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I totally understand how you feel. I always say I was born after my time. What beautiful pictures. Sarah

Lona de Anna said...

I too am sure that I lived it in a past life as I absolutely love everything about that era..from the fashion, decor, movies, music..just devine. Enjoy your blog will come visit again..and you too are also welcome anytime :)
p.s: a great site to visit is vintagevogue.com ..beautiful images.

Philigry said...

oh, i love this post! I feel the same way. I love the fashion in the 40's and 50's,...i wish people still dressed up like this!

Dustjacket Attic said...

They were truly so stylish and often they did'nt have much, what a fabulous era.xxx

Tamara Jansen said...

I SOOOOO missed my era too! Love all those images to death :)

christina @ sage creek said...

these photographs are amazing. i had a feeling we were kindred spirits and now i'm quite certain. i'm so looking forward to meeting you next week. i'll be the one with the pincurls and the pencil skirt.

christina
sage creek

The Artist Within Us said...

I miss it also because a woman was a woman and a man a gentleman.

Wishing you an old fashioned holiday, minus the commercial hype.

Egmont

prashant said...

That one lady is about to get on a plane in heels

Work from home India

Kathleen Ellis said...

I too am drawn to past eras when women dressed with a classy feminine style and knew the power of their femininity!
Beautiful images!